I had to take the pups out around four o’clock this morning. It had just started to snow. By the time I got out of bed, the ground was covered, and of course, the pups had to go out again. Thank God for my boots. The dogs have sweaters and coats but no boots. I know they make doggie boots, but no way would the boys let me put them on their feet. Besides, Titan has such tiny feet he’d never keep them on. I’m just glad I have mine. The pups run out, do their business and hurry back inside as we have lots of snow and it is still coming down. I went out earlier and swept off the porch and cleared an area in the yard for the dogs so the snow would not be up to their tummies. Yes, I love my animals. They are my children and are treated as such. I have Stanley, Bandit, Pyewacket, plus Tigger are the four cats. JoJo and Titan are the pups. I present my kids.
Where my sister lives, there is a community pond. In the summer children in the neighborhood spend the day fishing, sometimes all day. It has a catch and release rule. Today, since it’s been so cold, the pond has started to freeze. It’s all white and frosty and looks beautiful. I have an idea cooking in my brain about the pond. I’ll type up the idea and put in in my file of story suggestions to revisit later.
Each winter, sister puts out suet for the chickadees, plus a lot of other birds, which stay in the thick pine tree next to the porch. The tree is a wind blocker for the back porch. Late last week, she put a block of suet out, and the little birds have been busy stuffing their beaks since then. I love chickadees. I love all birds, but chickadees hold a special place in my heart.
I am reviewing FOR LOVE OF HANNAH from the beginning once again. As I read, I keep adding things I feel will enhance the story. Anyway, I hope so. I keep working to create better descriptions, narratives, dialogue and action, along with the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch as well as the who, what, when, where, and the biggy WHY. I want this story to be so impacting it will make you cry and love it too.
Well, it’s late, and I need to rest my brain. Everyone have a great Sunday. Remember: NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.